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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 67,171 People

    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 36-40, F 34 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    shortfry3 shortfry3 13-15, F 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 81 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    The therapist put "mildly depressed" ****.

    that. That's why I'm crying my eyes out at 3 am until my eyes burn and my throat hurts trying not to make cry noises I am way more ****** up then he wanted to hear
    spaz840 spaz840 18-21, M 5 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 21 Responses May 19, 2010

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    Love is killing me. I love her

    and at the same time I hate her with all my heart. Somedays I love her with all my heart and even think of marrying her and making her the mother of my children. Somedays I'm completely indifferent, and I don't give a **** about her. Somedays (like today) I hate her with all...
    Maniueru Maniueru 22-25, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    depression makes me a little more composed.

    I should hate feeling gloomy. But it's so dolefully peaceful . Ah woe is me woe is me
    WalterSeymoreFlyming WalterSeymoreFlyming 18-21, M 10 hrs ago

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    I want to kill myself.

    Things seem so bad right now. I don't have any hope. I want it all to be gone. I don't know how serious it is, I already know how I'd do it, I would try overdosing like I did when I was younger. I can't do anything right now because my mom is around. Maybe this feeling will have...
    thornedrose thornedrose 18-21, F 6 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 25 Responses Jun 16, 2014

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 145 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    yet another argument with my SO

    as he asked me to explain what I'm feeling, why am I sad, why am I angry. we've been together almost 7 years and still I need to do this? I don't have the energy for it. If he doesn't like me the way I am, here can break it off. I wish he would, in a way. I don't mind being...
    janeblue2u janeblue2u 31-35, F 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Jun 9, 2014

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    XxXEmaXxx XxXEmaXxx 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Can I just put it out there

    that all of the fcking 13-14 year old kids who are part of this and think "oh I'm sad cause mummy wouldn't buy me this" or "oh I'm so sad because I had a crush on a boy and he doesn't like me" need to stop being dumb and get back to being a kid. Fgs depression is a mental...
    JPSmith24 JPSmith24 16-17, M 36 Responses Aug 28, 2014

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    Dear humans, STOP REPRODUCING AND ADOPT

    CHILDREN IN NEED. YOUR DNA IS NOT IMPORTANT, NOR ARE YOUR CHILDREN SPECIAL. STOP INVADING THE WORLD, IT ISN'T YOURS TO POLLUTE. Sincerely, The World. End of rant
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 54 Responses Jan 18

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 18 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 20 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 95 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 28 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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    Big hugs and love to all my ep friends

    and ep people in general who are going to struggle over Christmas due to depression, loneliness or whatever reason. Love you all.
    Brokenheartblacksoul Brokenheartblacksoul 26-30, F 7 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    don't kill yourself over a boy,

    he'll bring another girl to your funeral
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 15 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    Yesterday, I broke down.

    I lost track how long I have been battling depression now but it is not a long time ago for sure. I do not know why am I feeling depressed lately. It can be many things that happened in my life but they are not really something too serious to feel like "giving up" to life...
    FreeyourSoul FreeyourSoul 70+ 3 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    sealare sealare 13-15, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    I just want to be allowed to die.

    All I think about is dying. I just want to end the pain. I have nothing left to live for.
    ElCharlotte ElCharlotte 13-15, F 2 Responses 28 mins ago

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    Rain0069 Rain0069 26-30, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 56 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    onomatopoeiaCA onomatopoeiaCA 41-45, F 17 Responses Feb 14, 2014

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    IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE,

    READ THIS. Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, & you take out that sucide note you've written & rewritten over & over & over. You take...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 8 Responses Jul 17, 2014

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    What can be said of a man

    who has no friends before he dies? How many times can you claim that it's not you, but them? This stark realization just delves me deeper into the darkness...creeping ever closer.
    airisfleeting airisfleeting 22-25, M 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    I'm not too bummed about being manic,

    someone's got to be the next Edgar Allen Poe
    WalterSeymoreFlyming WalterSeymoreFlyming 18-21, M 11 mins ago

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    I hate the thought of taking medication.

    But when I don't, everything seems a lot harder.
    aewdabs aewdabs 18-21, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    Never say these things to someone

    who suffers from depression, or any other disorder/mental illness: 1: "You just need to give yourself a kick in the ***." 2: "No one ever said life was fair or easy." 3: "There are a lot of people worse off than you." 4: "Everyone gets depressed sometimes!" 5: "Maybe you should...
    tianajade tianajade 18-21, F 18 Responses Mar 4, 2014

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 37 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    i think i may have depression.

    i always feel hopeless and worthless but i know I'm not its ppl that make me feel that way and i always think life would be better without me but when i look at my kids i know to them that would not be true. i cry alot bc of my marriage but is it my husband that the problem or...
    ashleynichole25 ashleynichole25 22-25, F 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I've been living with it

    so long. I won't recount anything from my past, just suffice to say it's been a long, medicated, bloody road. the past few years have been going decently enough, for me anyway. I've been taking my meds regularly since I got out of rehab. however, in the last 18 months I've had...
    janeblue2u janeblue2u 31-35, F 2 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    For those of you battling depression,

    I am sorry. It's a Nasty road to be on. And I am feeling I am battling this chaos too, as all of you are. I was curious if meds or cognitive therapy help. I am going to see a therapist soon about depression. I was just interested in if therapy and meds help. Thanks for your...
    TJPink TJPink 26-30, F 1 Response 25 mins ago

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    Momentarily I think its finally gone away,

    and then it just pounces back on me.
    bbrynnaa bbrynnaa 16-17, F 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    One week I feel on top of the world,

    like I can do anything and the next week I find myself drained, thinking about ending it. No event causes this change, it just must be chemicals in my brain to make me feel these two extremes. It is really scary. I tell myself to not act on impulse. I am only twenty and I have...
    molliee151 molliee151 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Battling Depression

    Everyday it seems that as soon as I enter my room my smile fades. My mind begins to fill with questions, and all I see is shadows. I have been battling depression for about 10 years now. No one has a clue at all, it is my darkest secret. Everything is a blur, I am not happy at...
    TaylorIW TaylorIW 13-15, F 34 Responses Sep 28, 2012

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    "What is depression like?

    " he whispered. It's like drowning, except you can see everyone around you breathing.
    OrangeViolin OrangeViolin 13-15, F 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I've been emotionally unstable

    for two long, long years. I never was able to figure out why my depression and mood swings were so bad. I recently decided to switch my birth control from the patch to the iud, and have been off of the patch for almost a month. My boyfriend and I noticed an immediate difference...
    Ginkofishin Ginkofishin 18-21, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    I'm A Miracle

    All my life I was told that I was ugly, fat, worthless, and that I would never be anything. Sometimes, I want to believe those things. But I learned that I am beautiful no matter what my body type is. I am me. No one can change that. I learned that life is too short to stress...
    imperfectperfectionist123 imperfectperfectionist123 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    i have graduated in college.

    i have work. im 26 yrs old and i'm not happy. since i was little i always feel im alone. right now i always cry at night. i always feel nobody loves me.... i am the type of person who constantly helps others, even prioritize other people than myself. but nobody has ever let me...
    loner1119 loner1119 26-30, F 28 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I don't know exactly

    why I'm here or what I hope to accomplish by posting my thoughts. do I really want interactions? idk. do I want advice? it depends on my mood most likely. most everything does. I feel angry right now. I was very sad before at my last post and now I feel anger. It's slowly...
    janeblue2u janeblue2u 31-35, F 6 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    The moment you realize

    that it all depends on you, you decide to be happy or sad, to feel positive or negative, you own your choices, you decide how are you gonna feel today, everything becomes a lot more easier to deal with.
    Nobody112 Nobody112 16-17, F 2 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    I'm really sick and tired of people telling me

    to change my view, think positive. They make it sound like I can flip a switch and automatically improve every single aspect of my life. It's not easy, I have depression. If I could just flip a switch and be happy and positive don't you think I would have done it already? I've...
    BleuGirl83 BleuGirl83 31-35, F 16 Responses May 27, 2014